Forest Gate photographer loves shooting around London

Umbreen Hasef

Umbreen Hasef - Credit: Archant

Amateur photographer Umbreen Hasef has started winning awards for her work.

Two-and-a-half years ago, the 42-year-old decided to get stuck in with her photography work and hopes to keep building her way up.

Umbreen, from Clement Road, Forest Gate, said photographing London, the city where she was born and raised, was “amazing” but only thought about making it a full-time hobby 12 months ago, after years of travelling.

“I bought my first camera in September 2007 but only started using it once I went travelling around Asia for two years. I started using the camera every day out there.”

“After I came back I put my camera away and it only came out when I used to go on holidays, until I realised the world comes to see London and I have it right on my door step, so that is when I thought to start taking pictures and set up my own Facebookpage.”


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Umbreen was recently named one of the winners of a competition run jointly by billboard brand Beframeus and Amateur Photographer Magazine. Her stunning shot of the London Eye being put on posters at rail stations around the country.

Visit facebook.com/RealLondonPhotos to see Umbreen’s work.

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